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MEMA Tracks Tropical System, Slight Chance of Hitting Early Next Week

JACKSON, Miss. –Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is keeping a close watch on weather moving over the state of Florida. There is a chance it may intensify as it heads into the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend according to MEMA spokesperson Greg Flynn. 

“These are the kind of storms we worry about because they are not the ones you can track all the way from the coast of Africa across the Atlantic. It’s these storms that form quickly in the gulf and not give us a whole lot of time before landfall,” said Flynn.

Flynn says they have already began to do planning with counties on the coast just in case it is a quick hitter, but so far the storms have not even formed a center of circulation. It is also still uncertain whether or not the storm will even make landfall in Mississippi, but if it does, it would be sometime Tuesday or Wednesday.

“Right now the models are showing that it would be a low end tropical depression, maybe a tropical storm at best at this point.”

MEMA is asking people to pay attention to the news over the weekend so they are not caught off guard by the weather.

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